start the potato omelet

USAGE NOTE
This phrase may also be written "start the potato omelette."
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (imperative; used to address one person)
a. empieza el omelette de papa
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Start the potato omelet while I cook the bacon.Empieza el omelette de papa mientras yo cocino el tocino.
b. empieza la tortilla de patata
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
It's almost time for breakfast. Start the potato omelet.Es casi la hora de desayunar. Empieza la tortilla de patata.
c. empiece el omelette de papa
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Start the potato omelet. You need three eggs.Empiece el omelette de papa. Necesita tres huevos.
d. empiece la tortilla de patata
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Start the potato omelet, please. I'm going to wash the dishes.Empiece la tortilla de patata, por favor. Voy a lavar los platos.
2. (imperative; used to address multiple people)
a. empiecen el omelette de papa (plural)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
Start the potato omelet by cracking the eggs. - Shouldn't I chop the potatoes first?Empiecen el omelette de papa rompiendo los huevos. - ¿No debería cortar las papas primero?
b. empiecen la tortilla de patata (plural)
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Start the potato omelet. You will need a small bowl and a frying pan.Empiecen la tortilla de patata. Van a necesitar un tazón pequeño y una sartén.
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
3. (to begin preparing the potato omelette)
a. empezar el omelette de papa
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We are going to start the potato omelet now.Vamos a empezar el omelette de papa ahora.
b. empezar la tortilla de patata
Regionalism used in Spain
(Spain)
Could you start the potato omelet? I'm going to cook the sausage.¿Podrías empezar la tortilla de patata? Voy a cocinar la salchicha.
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